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It's the 625th day. Deputy head of the US State Department press service Vedant Patel said that the Palestinian-Israeli conflict does not distract Washington’s attention from Ukraine. Russian President Vladimir Putin visited the headquarters of the Southern Military District and also heard reports on the progress of the special operation. In the morning, the Russian Ministry of Defense announced the destruction of two drones over the Crimea, another one was shot down over the Tula region.
Peskov – on the pardon of those convicted of murder and sent to the Northern Military District: “Convicts, including those of serious crimes, atone for their crime on the battlefield with blood. They are redeemed with blood in the assault brigades, under bullets, under shells.”
Peskov: “Many are seeing the light and understanding that the sanctions, firstly, hit them themselves, and secondly, the sanctions, while causing us certain problems, turned out to be not so painful. Moreover, they, in fact, pushed us to build up our own potential.”
Peskov: “It’s time for (Ukraine) to understand that they will not be able to win on the battlefield. The sooner they understand this, the sooner the prerequisites for a settlement may arise.”
An aircraft-type UAV was neutralized in the Oryol region, Governor Klychkov said.
Russian Minister of Economy Reshetnikov said that by the end of 2023, Russian GDP growth is expected to be 3%: “These are very good figures, they are better than our August estimates.”
The State Duma proposed that volunteers should also be punished for failure to comply with orders
The head of the office of the President of Ukraine, Ermak, in an interview expressed the opinion that the period of hostilities in the country has passed more than half of its potential duration. According to him, no one knows when the fighting will end, but “if you compare it with a 100-meter race, I think we’ve already run 70 meters,” “these last 30 are the hardest.”
< p> In Kiev, they announced the imminent receipt of the third Patriot complex
"Kommersant": the former division of the German Tchibo GmbH “Chibo CIS”, which was transferred to local top management, is changing its name and umbrella brand to Tibio.
An air raid alert has been declared throughout Ukraine.
German Chancellor Scholz called for no doubt about continued support for Ukraine. According to him, Germany, “unfortunately, does not see any signs that Russia will withdraw its troops in the foreseeable time,” but “we keep our word, we will support Ukraine as long as necessary.”
< p> VTsIOM: the level of Russians’ trust in Putin increased by 1.5 percentage points over the week and amounted to 79.2%.
Norway has stated that it will not resort to discriminatory measures for the admission of member countries of the Arctic Council to meetings of the governing and working bodies of the organization, Ambassador at Large of the Russian Foreign Ministry, a senior official in the Arctic Council from the Russian Federation, Korchunov, told RIA Novosti.
The Armed Forces of Ukraine began to leave their positions en masse on the line of combat contact in the Donetsk region, said Gagin, adviser to the head of the DPR. According to him, the number of Ukrainian troops in this direction has been reduced by at least three times.
The head of the DPR, Denis Pushilin, stated that crime in the region is at an unprecedented low level thanks to the courage and dedication of law enforcement officers.
President Vladimir Putin's night visit to the headquarters of the Southern Military District, where he received reports from the Minister of Defense and the Chief of the General Staff, can be regarded as a positive sign for the progress of the special operation in Ukraine, says military correspondent Alexander Sladkov.
The Ukrainian Armed Forces fired about 40 shells at three districts of the Belgorod region over the past 24 hours, Governor Vyacheslav Gladkov reported in his Telegram channel.
Adviser to the head of the office of the President of Ukraine Mikhail Podolyak stated the absence of influence from criticism of Alexey Arestovich (recognized as a foreign agent, included in the list of terrorists and extremists ) on the processes inside Ukraine.
Some countries of the European Union, including Belgium, Germany, Italy and France, urged not to rush to use Russia's frozen assets, Bloomberg reported.
The French newspaper Figaro, referring to the Ukrainian attack aircraft, reported that on the day the Ukrainian Armed Forces counteroffensive began on June 6, the Ukrainian military was supposed to deliver the main blow in the Kherson region.